Cross-Examination: How to Be an Effective and Ethical Expert Witness

This 59 minute, introductory-level instructional video teaches you how to give mistake-free cross-examination testimony. SEAK demonstrates by example and we provide over 50 lively cross-examination exchanges between lawyer and expert witness. Each example features one or more points made during the video.

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You will learn:

-How to prevent the cross-examiner from controlling your testimony

-How to effectively prepare for cross-examination

-The questions you will likely be asked on cross-examination

-How to respond to attempts to paint you as biased

-How to recognize and defeat the cross examiners tricks and tactics

-How to answer in such a way that the jury is not misled

-Your proper role as an expert - not an advocate

-How to avoid unnecessarily helping the cross-examiner, and much, much more


James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq., has trained thousands of expert witnesses through seminars, conferences, corporate training, training for professional societies, one-on-one training/mentoring, and training for governmental agencies including the FBI, IRS, NYPD, SEC, Secret Service, and Department of Defense. He currently serves as Principal of The Expert Witness Training Company SEAK, Inc. ( Jim is the co-author of thirty books, including: How to Be an Effective Expert Witness at Deposition and TrialHow to Be a Successful Expert Witness: SEAK’s A-Z Guide to Expert Witnessing; and How to Write an Expert Witness Report. Jim can be reached at 978-276-1234 or [email protected].

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